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Applying for Year R (September 2018 start)

If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014, they will be eligible to start school in the school year beginning September 2018.


The Year R application round will open on the 1st November 2017 and close on 15th January 2018.


From 1st November 2017, you can apply:


  • online at where you will also find information about schools in Hampshire; OR
  • using a paper application form available from any Hampshire infant or primary school


Schools make individual arrangements for open events in the autumn term.  You are encouraged to make use of these opportunities to gather information before making an application.

The national notification date for on-time applicants is 16 April 2018


  • If you applied online, you will receive an email on the morning of the notification date. You can also log in to the online system to view the outcome
  • If you applied using a paper form, you will be sent a letter on the notification date by first class post. Please allow 3 working days for receipt


Changing your application or making a late application


Making a change to your application after the deadline


You cannot change your application after the deadline unless there has been a significant and material change in your circumstances. For example:


  • a change of address
  • a sibling has started, or has an accepted offer of a place, at your preferred school (or its linked infant or junior school, for primary phase applications)


Such changes must be notified in writing to the Admissions Team by:


  • 6 January 2018 (for Year 7 applicants), or
  • 15 February 2018 (for Year R and Year 3 applicants)


No changes can be made after these dates.


If you wish to change your application for any other reasons, you will have to make a late application using the LATE application form - link below.


Late applications will be considered alongside others on the waiting lists.


Places will be offered in accordance with the admission policy for each school.


Year R Late Application Form